Preiļi (town)

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PREIĻI TOWN

Region : Latgale
Municipality : Preiļi

Arms of Preiļi (town)

Official blazon

Zelta laukā melns krauklis.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1938.

Preili is first mentioned in the 14th century as a village, called then Prelle in German. In the 18th century it was a town already, called Prely or Prele in Russian. In 1928 city rights were granted.

The arms were granted in 1938: a raven. The raven is a symbol of wisdom in the Latvian folklore.


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Literature : Latvias ģerboņi, 2008

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